Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

GARNiDELiA has given us the opening theme songs for Mekakucity Actors, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Gundam Reconguista in G. We asked the group about their upcoming performance at Sakura-Con 2015 in April.

Sakura Exhibition 2015 Soon to Tour the States

Sakura Exhibition 2015 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.

Japanese Pro Soccer Team to Participate in Comiket Special!!

The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.

AnimeJapan 2015 Closes as a Grand Success!

The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

Get excited - trailers for spring 2015 slice of life and school life anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list ahead of time!

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Action/Battle Edition]

Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

Creator Interview: Laica Chrose

We explored the creative activities and the source of inspiration of Laica Chrose, winner of 2014’s TOM Prize and ARTs*LABo Prize.

Interview with Illustrator Mikeou

A talk with Mikeou, the creator behind this moe ita-curtain.

Interview: Manga Artist Shirow Miwa

We spoke with Shirow Miwa, the manga artist and illustrator behind the cover of More Heroes and Heroines.

Review: The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival - Envision the Future Through Art

An exhibition of award-winning works for the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival was open from Feb. 4–15.

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

We spoke with illustrator Yuu, who designed “ita-curtains” featuring a Japanese-style Alice in Wonderland.

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 2: Photo Collection of Cute and Sexy Figures!

From famous characters of old, to characters from new series! The forefront of the figure world is right here!

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 1: Photo Collection of Cool & Comical Creations!

We’re introducing through pictures the cool and comical creations spotted at the garage kit festival Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter]! Even Tokyo Ghoul’s Kaneki has finally become a figure?!

The 30th Anniversary of WonFes Was as Lively as Ever!

Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter] (WonFes), the world’s largest garage kit festival, was held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex on Feb. 8.

Creator Interview: Kuuchuu Yousai

Kuuchuu Yousai is an illustrator who draws incredibly adorable girls. Capturing every detail from the deepest parts of the eyes to the highlights on the hair, he depicts girls in a natural way. Currently, he does professional rough drawings and illustration work for games, while also leading a doujinshi circle called Pagupagu Magu, and has even released an ita-curtain on Tokyo Otaku Mode...

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Jan. 3, 2015 22:00

Eir Aoi to Hold First Concert in South America - Performance Confirmed for Peru’s Natsumatsuri 2015

Eir Aoi to Hold First Concert in South America - Performance Confirmed for Peru’s Natsumatsuri 2015

Since her debut, Aoi has been proactive in performing overseas, but this will be her first time performing in South America.

Jan. 3, 2015 16:00

‘Non Non Biyori’ Official Season 2 Title Confirmed to Be ‘Non Non Biyori Repeat’

‘Non Non Biyori’ Official Season 2 Title Confirmed to Be ‘Non Non Biyori Repeat’

A key visual to Season 2 of Non Non Biyori has been released and the title Non Non Biyori Repeat has been confirmed.

Jan. 3, 2015 10:00

Paying for Doujinshi with Acorns Established at Comiket 87 → People Say It’s Heartwarming

Paying for Doujinshi with Acorns Established at Comiket 87 → People Say It’s Heartwarming

Purchasing doujinshi with acorns at Comiket is a hot topic of conversation.

Jan. 3, 2015 01:39

The Return of Shinya Kogami in Shinjuku - ‘Psycho-Pass’ Appears All Over Central Tokyo

The Return of Shinya Kogami in Shinjuku - ‘Psycho-Pass’ Appears All Over Central Tokyo

The newest work in the Psycho-Pass series, Psycho Pass the Movie, will release in Japan countrywide on Jan. 9, 2015. In celebration of this, events that use Tokyo as their stage are being held.

Jan. 2, 2015 16:00

‘Gundam Reconguista in G’ SP Screening - Chief Director Tomino Scares the Cast: ‘I Rewrote All the Storyboards’

‘Gundam Reconguista in G’ SP Screening - Chief Director Tomino Scares the Cast: ‘I Rewrote All the Storyboards’

Even chief director Yoshiyuki Tomino, who was so busy he said, “I haven’t finished work yet,” and, “I really don’t have the time to be here,” made it to the theater, accompanied by Mark Ishii (protagonist Bellri Zenam), Yu Shimamura (Aida), Takuya Sato, and Ryota Ohsaka (Klim) from the cast.

Jan. 2, 2015 11:00

Up-and-Coming Voice Actor Arata Ito’s Volunteer Trash Picking Continues at This Year’s Comiket with Huge Echo on the Internet

Up-and-Coming Voice Actor Arata Ito’s Volunteer Trash Picking Continues at This Year’s Comiket with Huge Echo on the Internet

Up-and-coming voice actor Arata Ito’s volunteer trash picking along the perimeter of Comiket’s venue is becoming a Comiket spectacle. It didn’t go missing from this year’s Comic Market 87 either, which started on Dec. 28.

Jan. 2, 2015 07:00

Special CM for ‘Appleseed Alpha’ Featuring Junichi Suwabe Complete, Releases Online

Special CM for ‘Appleseed Alpha’ Featuring Junichi Suwabe Complete, Releases Online

The movie Appleseed Alpha will release in theaters across Japan on Jan. 17, 2015. A special commercial focusing on Briareos played by Junichi Suwabe, a character who is the first love of main character Deunan, has been completed and was broadcast on Dec. 27 on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11.

Jan. 2, 2015 05:25

Pom Pom Purin Cafe on Takeshita Street in Harajuku Introduces Four Winter-Exclusive Menu Items

Pom Pom Purin Cafe on Takeshita Street in Harajuku Introduces Four Winter-Exclusive Menu Items

Pom Pom Purin Cafe located on Takeshita Street in Harajuku has announced new menu items exclusively for winter.

Jan. 1, 2015 16:00

The Blockbuster Continues - ‘The Labyrinth of Grisaia’ & ‘The Eden of Grisaia’ Anime Adaptations Greenlit for Spring 2015

The Blockbuster Continues - ‘The Labyrinth of Grisaia’ & ‘The Eden of Grisaia’ Anime Adaptations Greenlit for Spring 2015

The anime The Fruit of Grisaia based on the popular game by Front Wing ended its broadcast with Episode 13 on Dec. 28.

Jan. 1, 2015 10:00

Date of CEDEC 2015 Decided, 'Game Development Technologies Road Map 2014 Edition' Released

Date of CEDEC 2015 Decided, 'Game Development Technologies Road Map 2014 Edition' Released

On Dec. 24, Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) announced that CEDEC 2015 will be held from Aug. 26-28, 2015. They also released the “Game Development Technologies Road Map 2014 Edition.”

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